R.V. RAIKAR, PhD, is Professor of Civil Engineering and Dean Planning, KLE Dr. M.S. Sheshgiri College of Engineering and Technology, Belgaum, Karnataka. Dr. Raikar has taught Elements of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Fluid Mechanics and Machines, Hydrology and Irrigation Engineering, Operations Research for more than 25 years. His areas of specialization are water resources engineering and sediment transportation. His research interests include fluvial hydraulics, study of flow field near structures, water resources systems, hydrology, artificial neural network and genetic algorithm. Dr. Raikar has published 60 research papers in international journals and conferences. He visits National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan as a Visiting Professor. The biographical sketch of Dr. Raikar has been published in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World.
Besides being a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), Dr. Raikar is a member of numerous societies, such as ISH (India), ISTE (India), IAHR (Netherlands), IAHS (Wellingford), and WASER (Beijing). Dr. Raikar is a reviewer of various National and International Journals. He is also a member of various boards of studies and boards of examinations of various universities.